Rēkohu, or Chatham Islands, are one of the most intriguing and hauntingly beautiful archipelago in the South Pacific. Explore the island and its lagoon system, its weather, remoteness and fateful history have shaped the lives of all who live there.
Join us on a 8-day adventure into the beautiful Chatham Islands, a place steeped in diverse geology and known to the indigenous Moriori as “The Misty Sun”. Meet the locals and hear intriguing stories as you explore the island's many historical and natural highlights.
Combine this amazing environment with our friendly and experienced tour guides and a great group of people, all sharing similar interests.
All accommodation, transport and meals are organised for you.
You will have a warm welcome from your local Island hosts, Greg and Rosemarie Horler who will take care of all your needs
Quality lodge style accommodation with delicious home cooked meals featuring local delicacies by Rosemarie
Privately guided tours of the island with Greg or Denny
Visit many of the island’s places of historic and natural interest thanks to prior arrangements made by Greg and Rosemarie with local land owners
Your friendly professional guides will share their intimate knowledge of the island
Includes a charter boat tour to the outer islands and a walk on the beach at Pitt Island, if weather permits. During this time you can view the offshore islands' unique and sometimes rare pelagic birdlife and do some fishing for 30 minutes.
The unique Chatham Islands wildlife and flora, includes a visit to the wetlands and reserves to hear about the conservation initiatives on the island
Tour Departure Dates:
Departure: NEW DATE
Saturday 3rd of December 2022
Departing and returning to Auckland
It is suggested to book early to
NZ$5,750 per person
8 bedroom lodge & separate private 2 bedroom cottage
Twin share, own bathroom.
All inclusive, including flights from New Zealand.
Includes a 6 hour Boat Charter: Weather dependent.
7 nights, 8 days
Twin share at the beautiful Awarakau Lodge with our local hosts Greg and Rosemarie Horler. Note that two of the rooms are in the recently refurbished cottage. Rosemarie prepares all food, including a banquet of local kai moana and local delicacies such as weka!
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Meet new friends, try new things.
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"So much was packed into our week- lots of history, birdlife, animals, bush knowledge and stunning scenery. Above all, the local people made us so welcome and we felt like part of this small community for a short while."
Return flights with Air Chathams
You will be assisted with your group check at your departure airport pre tour
Airport transfers to and from the airport at Chatham Islands
Private lodge style accommodation with ensuits, and delicious home catering for all meals including a 'crayfish banquet' on the last night (drinks are at your own expense)
Access fees to private property
Privately guided vehicle tours
6 hour boat charter with fishing and bird watching with a local operator
Limited wifi is available at the lodge. There is now cell phone service on the island.
Do you need help with organising transport, flights or travel insurance for your tour? We can refer you to a person who can organise your travel and travel insurance before and after your tour. Just let us know as early as possible.
Please note that as part of our supplier’s terms and conditions if we cannot leave the island on the scheduled day due to weather conditions you will have to pay $280 per person per night, includes all meals and airport transfers. Therefore travel insurance is required for this tour.
We are committed to keeping everyone safe, including the people we visit. To achieve this we have put in place a Covid 19 code of practice. Please read this here.
Want to create your own private tour? Talk to us about creating a completely customised personal tour for you, your partner, family or friends. We would love your dreams to become reality.